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Measurements for transport
The theme for World Metrology Day 2017 is 'Measurements for transport'. This theme was chosen because transport plays such a key role in the modern world. We not only move ourselves, but also the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the goods we use and rely on, not forgetting the raw materials they are made from. Doing so safely, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact requires an astonishing range of measurements.
World Metrology Day on 20 May commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the global environment. World Metrology Day recognises and celebrates the contribution of all people working in the measurement sciences.
Across the world, National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) continually advance measurement science by developing and validating new measurement techniques at whatever level of sophistication is needed. These advances are playing a crucial role in bringing new solutions to the transport sector, innovations such as hydrogen fuel cells, electric vehicles, or the new generation of fuel efficient passenger jets.
The World Metrology Day project is realised jointly by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML). Further information on World Metrology Day 2017, including press releases, posters and a list of events, can be found at the World Metrology Day website.
EURAMET addresses measurement for transport needs
Within EURAMET's European Metrology Research Programmes, EMRP and EMPIR, several projects focus on measurements for transport. Early impact from some of the finished projects is demonstrated in a number of case studies.
Under pressure: sensors for new engines
Temperature and friction testing
Driving nano-precision positioning
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Energy harvesting for greener transport
Diversifying Europe's energy supply
Supporting biofuel-ready vehicles
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Improved air pollution monitoring
Measuring roadside air pollution
Improved exhaust monitoring
Supporting reduced exhaust emissions
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